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Arun Luthra's Konnakol Jazz Project

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Arun Luthra's Konnakol Jazz Project

Theater
Friday, September 10
7:30 pm
Cost: $40
Subscription discount available.
Saxophonist, composer, and konnakol artist Arun Luthra combines South Indian classical music vocal percussion with Black American Music.

Unprecedented, energizing and humanizing are all words to describe this positively unique experience. The Konnakol Jazz Project, founded by Arun Luthra, masterfully blends konnakol with Black American Music with a wide range of classic and modern musical influences to create a vibrant new sound and style.

Luthra’s virtuosic craft of Konnakol, deriving from ancient hinduism, has inspired and dazzled audiences from all over the world including Japan, Europe, South America and Australia. The ensemble’s traditional instrumentation of saxophone (Luthra), piano (Art Hirahara), bass (Noriko Ueda), drums (Jonathan Barber), and Carnatic percussion (Rohan Krishnamurthy), augments the synthesis of musical cultures. Luthra is the Fall 2021 Interdisciplinary Artist-in-Residence presented by the UW–Madison Division of the Arts and hosted by the Mead Witter School of Music’s jazz studies department. 

 

Arun Luthra's Konnakol Jazz Project | "Perc-kol-ude"/"Toorna"

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This performance can be added to a Concert Series subscription for a discounted price of $35 or be purchased as single tickets available.

  • General Admission $40
  • Members/faculty/staff $37
  • UW-Madison Students $10
  • Virtual $27

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Unprecedented, energizing and humanizing are all words to describe this positively unique experience. The Konnakol Jazz Project, founded by Arun Luthra, masterfully blends konnakol with Black American Music with a wide range of classic and modern musical influences to create a vibrant new sound and style.

Luthra’s virtuosic craft of Konnakol, deriving from ancient hinduism, has inspired and dazzled audiences from all over the world including Japan, Europe, South America and Australia. The ensemble’s traditional instrumentation of saxophone (Luthra), piano (Art Hirahara), bass (Noriko Ueda), drums (Jonathan Barber), and Carnatic percussion (Rohan Krishnamurthy), augments the synthesis of musical cultures. Luthra is the Fall 2021 Interdisciplinary Artist-in-Residence presented by the UW–Madison Division of the Arts and hosted by the Mead Witter School of Music’s jazz studies department. 

 

Arun Luthra's Konnakol Jazz Project | "Perc-kol-ude"/"Toorna"

Interdisciplinary Artist-in-Residence Teaching Program presented by
Div Arts

 

This performance can be added to a Concert Series subscription for a discounted price of $35 or be purchased as single tickets available.

  • General Admission $40
  • Members/faculty/staff $37
  • UW-Madison Students $10
  • Virtual $27

Subscribe

Click here for most up-to-date COVID-19 protocols

 

Arun Program: 

Event Categories

THEATER SEASON

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